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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.  With challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Investment and financial planning services are offered by Carol Dixon through her affiliation with HD Vest

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The Best Apps in Travel

The Best Apps in Travel

Technology tips to make your next trip even better.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

 

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

2017 Year in Review

Take a look at this 2017 Market Recap.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

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